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I am a 42 year old woman that is about as happy and content as one person can be. My husband of 21 years and our 15 year old daughter live on five and a half acres out in the country. We moved from the city four years ago and never looked back. I homeschool our daughter. We also love our animals. Our daughter has a miniature horse and two rabbits. We also have a border collie, two cats (again), two pot belly pigs, four peafowl, three emus, 2 llamas and an undetermined number of chickens, lets just say ohhh about 200. I have many breeds, from layers to fancy chickens. I love poultry shows, I love fowl in general as I have come to find out through having more than just chickens. Chickens will always be my first love though. I do show some of my birds occasionally.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Some Pictures From The Show Part 1

As I said, there were way too many birds to take all the pictures I wanted to take..but I narrowed it down and took pictures of some of my favorites. I can't remember all the breed names..but I will try to label the ones I do know.



White Old English Bantam



Crele Old English Bantam(one of my favorite colors of OE)


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Brassy Back (Bantam)



Bantam Silver Spangled Hamburg



Bantam Modern Pyle Roo



Bantam Modern Lemon Blue Hen



These are my personal favorites...there was a trio for sale that morning..but they were sold right away...so I missed out. My favorite of the moderns are the brown reds. The color contrast is so pretty to me. These birds are so sweet and mild mannered. The only thing I dont like is that to show a cock bird in this breed, or in the Old English for that matter..the comb is dubbed (cut off) when they are old enough to have it done. All those pictures you see of the old english, their combs are not naturally like that. I couldnt do it. It has to hurt terribly and I dont know of anyone using any anesthetic when doing this. If I bred them, they would just have to go around all natural. I have heard through the grapevine that this practice is being looked down on...and I am hoping that eventually it will be phased out and no longer done.



Bantam Modern Brown Red Roo

These moderns, they just crack me up. They are such characters...the first time I saw this breed I called them "Stick Chickens"...cause there just is so much LEG to them! They are cute though...I love them.


mcknansmom said...

lovely birds.the first one, the white old english, his tail feathers are just perfection!

madcobug said...

That is a horrible practice cutting off their combs. That is what makes a rooster pretty to me. I doubt very much if they use any anesthetic first. Those look funny with their legs so long LOL. Helen

wwfbison said...

They are all pretty but I really like the white ones.  That Modern Lemon Blue is hysterical, looks like a mini road runner.  She is cool!!  It makes me sad to think people hurt them to make their combs look better.  I hope it becomes an unacceptable practice ~ animals of any kind should look they way God made them.  In my opinion.  Great shots!

ally123130585918 said...

Kelly they are all so pretty the White and White and black ones are my favourites and I loved that long legged one havn't seen one of those before ~ Ally x

nay0114 said...

That lemon blue hen was to funny. Thanks for sharing all the types with us. Loved see all the colors on them. Just beautiful.
Take care, Chrissie

cvgflydis said...

Just sitting here thinking......that's GOTTA be a loud show! How interesting though, to see all of the different breeds! I hope you had a great time!


breakaway1968 said...

So interesting!  I never even would have imagined there would be SO many different types of chickens!  

rdautumnsage said...

I think the Creole Old English was one of my favorites. The other was the Bantam Modern Lemon Blue Hen, something about her stood out and appealed to me. (Hugs) Indigo

schoolgal040 said...

Hi Kelly~
I just got through reading about the comb being dubbed. Absolutely disgusting and cruel. How could anyone do this to their beloved pet and one that they show! I don't get it! It's a terrible practice and if the comb wasn't dubbed I still think they would be outstanding looking.
Your pictures are so fantastic Kelly.
I'm writing an entry in my journal right now (with pictures) and we have begun building our elaberate (lol) chicken coop! I'm so excited! It's really going to look great.

Great show and I bet you all had a great time :)

plieck30 said...

That lemon blue hen stands on some tall legs. I like them all. Paula

solace223 said...

Those poor birds!  That has to be terribly painful and I can imagine it would scar their idea of humans.  They still do a lot of croppings in dog shows as well but most are no longer a requirement of the breeds.  While they DO use anesthetic but it is still a terribly painful process of healing.  When I got my Doberman a few years ago, we debated for a bit on whether to crop his ears when we finally decided we just couldn't him through that even if it meant we might never show him.  Now for my sake, I don't mind tail cropping quite as much.  I cannot tell you how many of my dogs literally sweep everything off my living room table with one swipe of their tail.  My aussie's are naturally docked and you will never see their tails knock anything over!  ;)

geocachelinda66 said...

Those modern chickens sure are funny looking.  I do agree that dubbing the cocks is mean.  Linda